10 lessons I learned about online learning by running an online conference

The conference is dead! Long live the conference! When we “volunteered” to organise the 2020 Bioscience Education Summit, there were grand plans to bring the learning and teaching community to Sheffield for a joint conference between the cities two Universities. COVID-19 changed our plans, the conference moved online, and we delivered two days of content to an international audience from our offices, spare rooms and … Continue reading 10 lessons I learned about online learning by running an online conference

Teaching in Higher Education online Q&A

At the end of May 2020, the Biochemical Society hosted an online chat via Twitter, focusing on ‘Teaching in Higher Education’, to share resources and discuss how to gain experience. For anyone who has never participated in a Twitter chat before, or is unsure of what one is, it’s simply an organised conversation using a specific hashtag (in this instance, #BiochemCareers) to share expertise on … Continue reading Teaching in Higher Education online Q&A

Exercise protects against cancer – but how?

A study found that blood (serum) collected after a single bout of exercise (‘acute exercise’) was able to reduce cancer cell growth. Interestingly, serum collected at rest but after 6-months of exercise training had no effect. This suggests that the biochemical changes involved in the acute response to exercise can have direct anti-cancer effects. Continue reading Exercise protects against cancer – but how?